Spring 2022 Catalogue


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1. Adam, Adolphe. (1803-1856) .
"Le Druide" - Autograph Manuscript

"Le Druide. Scène lyrique. Paroles de M. Micle. Mise en musique pour M. Hermann - Léon par Adolphe Adam," complete autograph musical manuscript. Autograph title page, 8 pp. of music for voice and piano penned on hand-ruled manuscript paper, four systems per page, titled and signed additionally at the head of page one where also marked "Maestoso," dated and initialed  "3 mai 1845, A.A." at the conclusion. Oblong folio, approx. 13.5 x 11 inches. Central vertical crease, light stains to title, else fine throughout. Contained in a decorative wicker and colorful interior folder.  Rare. We have traced no autograph manuscripts by Adam on the market in over a dozen years. Read More...

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2. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981) [Mitropoulos, Dimitri. (1896–1960)].
"Vanessa" - Vocal Score INSCRIBED TO MITROPOULOS

New York: G. Schirmer. 1958. First. Vocal Score. Piano reduction by the composer.  4to.  Softcover.  Lithograph.  [PN 44349].  Title (Licensing note); Characters (Synopsis); Synopsis (vb); 1–269 pp.  Barber has inscribed to the conductor who lead the work's premiere, "For Dear Dimitri— / with appreciation boundless / affectionately, / Sam / Capricorn [Barber's house in Mount Kisco, NY] October '58" in black ink to the title page.  Partial internal separation of wrapper from spine, general wear to cover and spine, else in fine condition. Read More...

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3. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sinfonie mit Schluß-Chor...125tes Werk. [Symphony IX] - Rare Early 20th-Century Facsimile of Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Leipzig: Kistner und Siegel. 1924. First edition. Sinfonie mit Schluß-Chor über Schillers Ode "An die Freude" für großes Orchester, 4 Solo und 4 Chor-Stimmen, componiert und seiner Majestät dem König von Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm III. in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet ... 125tes Werk. Facsimile of the autograph manuscript full score in the Preußischen Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Large folio (16 x 16 inches; 41 x 41 cm). 402 pp. A desirable and rare early 20th century collotype facsimile of Beethoven's manuscript, one of only 150 copies issued. The original single sheets have each been reproduced in their original formats, with Beethoven's red pencil corrections also reproduced in color.  Original cardboard box (bumped, partly loosened at the joints and edges, somewhat rubbed and stained) with mounted front cover title. First sheet with foxing and small edge tear, lacking the printed title sheet but including the printed publisher's printed notice and otherwise in fine condition throughout. Kinsky-Halm 374. Read More...

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4. Bergsma, William. (1921-1994).
Typed Letter Signed regarding his listening habits.

Typed letter signed from the American composer and teacher, responding to a letter from an admirer.  8/3/91; 1 p. on A4 personal stationary.  In full, "Dear Mr. Juscik: / Writing music is absorbing and exhausting.  So is listening to it. / There is only so much time. / That, rather than 'being influenced by' other music—if you can be influenced, steal the influence and absorb it—limits my listening. / Sincerely, [signature]."  Pair of horizontal mailing folds, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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5. Blitzstein, Marc. (1905-1964) [Simon, Louis. M. (1906-1996)].
"I like the place Yaddo" - Autograph Letter Signed

Uncommon ALS from the American composer to the stage manager and director Louis M. Simon, to verso of a Saratoga Springs postcard.  Blitzstein writes, in full, "A very typical scene in Saratoga.  I like the place Yaddo; it is a large, gloomy, old-fashioned mansion.  I expect to work well, too. / What a catastrophe that Nishy has departed?  Can he be duplicated? / My love / Marc."  Postmarked "June 1" of an unknown year.  In fine condition.  5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.). Read More...

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6. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph, ca. 1980s, of the influential American composer whose innovative ideas on composition and performance influenced musicians, painters, and choreographers.  Cage has inscribed "For John Fitsworth / John Cage" in blue ink to the left.  Mild toning along the margins, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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7. Cage, John. (1912–1992).
X Writings 79-82 - SIGNED

Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. 1983. First Edition. Square 8vo, pp. 187. Illustrated with several color plates of marble wall panels. Full black cloth in dj. Signed and inscribed and dated 2/28/88 on the half title by the innovative American composer. Very fine.

One of a series of experimental texts in which Cage tries “to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them,” he attempts in X to create looser structures in both life and art, to free “my writing from my intentions.”


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8. Chiaromonte, Francesco. (1809-1886). [Guilliaume, Jules. (1825-1900)].
Job: drame biblique en trois parties - PRESENTATION COPY TO THE QUEEN

Leipzig et Bruxelles: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1884]. First Edition. Elaborately produced presentation copy piano vocal score by the Italian romantic composer, evidently prepared for the dedicatee of the work, Marie Henriette Anne of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (1865 - 1902). 4to. [8]-113 pp, including extra title page and extra dedication page printed in gold ("À Sa Très Gracieuse Majesté La Reine Des Belges..."). Music engraved throughout. [PN] 16612Bound in contemporary red morocco, triple gilt fillet on covers, gilt ornamented spine with 5 raised bands, blue silk endpapers, gilt sides and gilt inside dentelles, gilt ornamented pastedowns. Title slightly soiled, some browning in the margins, overall fine. Rare. Worldcat records 5 copies, only 1 in the US (Harvard).  Read More...

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9. Chopin, Frédéric. (1810–1849).
Quatre mazurkas pour le Piano Forte dédiées à Madame Lina Freppa. Op. 17

Paris: Maurice Schlesinger. [ca. 1834]. Upright folio. 11 pp. Engraved. [PN] M.S. 1704. Price: "6 f." Brandus handstamp to lower right corner of title. In original pale yellow wrappers, spine stained from old tape and approx 1/2 split down wrappers spine, internally clean and in fine condition throughout. First French edition, later issue (the first issue was published by Pleyel) after Schlesinger acquired a portion of Pleyel's business, including editions and plates, in 1834.  Ref: Grabowski-Rink 17-1a-Sm; Chomiński-Turło p. 115; Hoboken 4, 249.  Read More...

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10. Chopin, Frédéric. (1810–1849).
Second Concerto Pour le Piano Avec Acct. d'Orchestre Dédié À Madame la Comtesse Delphine Potocka née de Komar... Op. 21 - PIANO SCORE AND COMPLETE ORCHESTRAL PARTS

Very rare set of the First French edition of the piano part and the First Edition complete orchestral parts of Chopin's beloved Concerto in F minor, all contained together in the publisher's original pink wrappers. Read More...

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11. Copland, Aaron. (1900–1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed 8 x 10 inch magazine photograph of the Brooklyn-born composer who, more than any other figure, was instrumental in defining the “sound” of American classical music in the first half of the 20th century and in helping American composers to attain a new level of worldwide respectability. Very soft horizontal crease, else fine.

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12. Coward, Noël. (1899-1973).
Signed Promotional Photograph

Signed Columbia Pictures promotional photograph of the English playwright, composer, and actor, who has crisply inscribed "For Paul / Noël Coward" in black ink to the upper left corner.  Moderate wear to edges, with a quarter-inch tear and pen marks to upper right corner.  Overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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13. d'Indy, Vincent. (1851–1931).
Signed Photograph with Inscribed Visiting Card

Original Ad. Braun & Co. photograph of the French composer, who has signed in pen to the lower half of the image.  Light spotting, name penned to verso in other hands, else in fine condition.  4.25 x 6.25 inches (10.8 x 15.9 cm.).  Together with his printed visiting card inscribed, translated from the French, "All my most sincere thanks."  In very fine condition.  3.75 x 2.5 inches (9.5 x 6.4 cm.).

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Signed photograph of conductor Lorin Maazel, baritone Theodor Uppman, soprano Carolyn Long, and pianist Jesús María Sanromá, the conductor and featured soloists of the Gershwin Concert Orchestra, their individual photographs surrounding an inset portrait of George Gershwin at the piano.    An early example of Maazel's signature.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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15. Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809).
Oeuvres Complettes de Joseph Haydn, Cahiers IV and XI

Leipsic: Au Magasin de Musique de Breitkopf & Härtel. [1800–1806]. VIII Pièces pour le Pianoforte; VI Sonates et I Air varié pour le Pianoforte seul; I Trio pour le Pianoforte avec l'accompagnement d'une Flûte et Violoncelle, par Joseph Haydn. 89 pp. Bound together with Cahier XI: 12 Sonates pour le Pianoforte par Joseph Haydn. 102 pp. Engraved title pages with frontispieces. Music printed in type throughout. Toning and foxing; a few pieces with fingerings in pencil; notes in ink added to both tables of contents. Bound in brown cloth, with "IV" in gold to the spine. Spine partially detached, boards peeling with heavy edge wear. Overall very good. 13 x 10 inches (33 x 26 cm).  Read More...

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Budapest: Corvina Press. 1960. First. 8vo. 166 pp. A fine signed copy of this important volume, inscribed on the half title by the author, Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and pedagogue to the musicologist and composer and important scholar of Jewish Music, Eric Warner (1901-1988): "Judicum mite precans [??] / Prof. E Warner / Z. Kodály." Grey cloth toned around edges, light dampstaining to lower spine (not affecting within), dustjacket with small tears to lower and front edges, small tear to spine, a few pages with small nick to upper corners, generally otherwise fine throughout.  Read More...

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17. Kodály, Zoltán. (1882–1967) [Kertész, Gyula. (1888-1982)] [Warner, Eric. (1901 - 1988)].
Pair of Signed Photographs to an important scholar of Jewish Music

Pair of signed photographs of the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and pedagogue. Kodály is shown in bust portrait in contemplative poses, head resting on his left or right hand, and has signed and inscribed on the versos "mit aufricht Hochschatzung" to the musicologist and composer and important scholar of Jewish Music, Eric Warner (1901-1988). Each 5.2 x 7.2 inches (13 x 18 cm).  A few light scratches to surfaces, small nick to lower margin of one, else in fine condition. Read More...

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18. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Autograph Note giving tickets to the FIRST EVER PIANO RECITAL IN MUSICAL HISTORY

Autograph note signed from the legendary pianist,"avec mille affectuex compliments de la part de Liszt" which once accompanied a pair of tickets (no longer present) to the first piano recital in music history, performed at the Hanover Square Room in London on June 9, 1840.  Details about the item have been written in English in an unidentified contemporary hand "London. 4 June, 1840 - with Two tickets for his 'Recital on Pianoforte,' at the Hanover Square Rooms on 9 June." Mounted to paper, moderate spotting and toning, overall in fine condition.  4.75 x 2.6 inches (12 x 6.6 cm.). Together with a photograph of the musician by Mulnier of Paris, dated 1863 on the verso, likely printed ca. 1900. 4.25 x 6.6 inches (10.7 x 16.2 cm.) Read More...

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19. Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886).
Sammelband of Works Composed or Arranged by Liszt- INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS PUPIL NADINE HELBIG

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1852]. First edition. Sammelband of early and first editions, highlighted by a first edition of the Zwei Kirchen-Hymnen für Harmonium oder Orgel inscribed by the composer to the verso of the printed dedication page opposite the first page of music to his pupil and friend Nadine Helbig (1847-1922), "Madame N. Helbig,- / dévouée amitié / F. Liszt / Janvier, 80 à Roma,"  and additionally inscribed by the composer at the head of the second movement (II. Ave maris stella), recording that he performed it in concert on the 30th of January, 1879 at Villa d'Este, Rome.  Full list of included printed scores as follows, and also including a manuscript copy possibly in the hand of Nadine Helbig on hand-ruled paper, a piano score arrangement of the Berceau movement of Du berceau jusqu'au cercueil (S.512), here titled Du berceau au cercueil.  Front endsheet of volume with two autograph inscriptions in French, one signed George H Ford, and the other in an unknown hand.  Ford writes, translated from the French, "Received as a tribute to Madame Helbig on 24 March, 1919 at the Villa Lanti, Janicule, Rome, after having played Liszt, Chopin, Grieg, and my compositions and improvisations in her presence at the piano gifted to her by the master [Liszt]."  The second inscription describes the same afternoon in effusive terms, mentioning the "Pleyel du Maitre," the "presence of the student he most admired," and following the unidentified signature, adds that he is the "fervent friend and admirer of the Master and his disciple." 4to. Half-vellum with marbled paper boards.  Top portion of spine perished, general wear to cover, scattered foxing throughout, overall in fine condition.  All musical scores printed in lithograph unless otherwise stated. Read More...

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20. Lutoslawski, Witold. (1913-1994).
"Symphony No. 3" - Autograph Letter Signed with Musical Quotation

Autograph letter signed from the great Polish composer (October 8, 1991; 1 p. on personal stationary), who writes, in full, "Dear Mr. Juscik, / Thank you very much for your letter and your very nice words about my music. / I am affraid [sic] I have no time to discuss the questions you ask. / Please, forgive me.  And here there are a few notes of my Symphony No. 3 / with all good wishes / Witold Lutosławski."  Lutosławski has penned two measures of his symphony.  In very fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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